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Nine people fined after putting lives at risk by using mobile phone behind the wheel in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 11:03 03 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:53 03 November 2017

Norwich Magistrates' Court . Picture: Adrian Judd

Norwich Magistrates' Court . Picture: Adrian Judd

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Nine people have been fined after being caught using their mobile phones behind the wheel in Norfolk.

A driver using a mobile phone while driving down Grapes Hill in Norwich.
Picture: STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER A driver using a mobile phone while driving down Grapes Hill in Norwich. Picture: STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

As part of our Hands Off campaign we have pledged to name anybody prosecuted for using their mobile phone while driving.

A number of cases came before Norwich Magistrates Court on Tuesday (October 31) including:

• Julius Asiaw, 47, of Church Road, Sea Palling, admitted driving while using a phone on Railway Road, King’s Lynn on March 7 this year. He was fined £59, ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs and £30 victim surcharge. His licence was endorsed with six penalty points.

• Sarah Galea, 27, of Victory Avenue, Bradwell, Great Yarmouth, admitted driving on Gapton Hall Road while using phone on March 2 this year. She was fined £92, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge. Her licence was endorsed with six points.

• Scott McKenzie, 39, of Calthorpe Road, Erpingham, was fined £100, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge after he was found to have used a hand-held mobile while on Cromer Road, Norwich, on February 6 2017. His record was endorsed with three penalty points.

• Jamie Sylvester, 33, of Leicester, was fined £220, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge after he was found to have driven a lorry on Lawn Avenue, Yarmouth on March 2 this year while using a mobile. His licence was endorsed with six points.

• Matthew Taylor, 37, of Harwich, admitted driving a van on Lawn Avenue, Yarmouth on March 3 this year while using a mobile phone. He was fined £166, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge. His licence was endorsed with six penalty points.

• Luca Thorpe, 28, of Spalding, Lincolnshire, was fined £220, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge, after being found to have driven on Earlham Road, Norwich, on March 2 this year while using a phone. His licence was endorsed with six penalty points.

• Jason Westgate, 28, of High Road, Gorleston, admitted driving on Dereham Road, Easton, while using a mobile on March 10 this year. He was fined £89, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge. He had his licence endorsed with six points.

• Marc Weyer, 45, of Windsor Park Gardens, Norwich, fined £220, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge after he was found to have used a mobile while driving on Glendenning Road, Norwich on March 10 this year. His licence was endorsed with six points.

• Edvinas Zakarevicius, 31, of Birch Covert, Thetford, was fined £146, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge, after he admitted driving on the A11 at Wymondham while using a mobile on February 8 this year. His licence was endorsed with three points.

The Hands Off campaign was launched in September last year after King’s Lynn lorry driver Danny Warby was jailed for six years for killing police officer Sharon Garrett.

He had opened a text message moments before a five-vehicle pile-up on the A141 in Cambridgeshire, in 2014.

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